Seeking to bring attention to the catcalls his girlfriend and other women experience everyday on the streets of NYC and other cities worldwide, Washington Times columnist Rob Bliss teamed up with the non-profit group Hollaback! to capture the creeps in the act.
He and volunteer Shoshana B. Roberts spent 10 hours walking New York City’s streets, with Shoshana carrying small microphones in each hand while Rob carried a concealed camera in his backpack.
As Shoshana went about her day, an endless stream of men from all races hassle and call out to her endlessly. One disturbing man even walks closely alongside her for a full five minutes after his come-ons are ignored. Sadly, it gets worse from there…
Watch the eye-opening video below, and to learn more about the project and how you can help visit Hollaback!.
Got a cool $100 mill’ burning a hole in your pocket? You’re in luck! With that, you could purchase this $95 million apartment in New York City and have change left over for an island or two.
The penthouse apartment is located at 432 Park Avenue in Manhattan, one of the world’s most premiere addresses. The building, designed by famed architect Rafael Vinoly, rises 1396 feet high, making it the highest residential building in the Western hemisphere.
Look down (yes, down) on the Empire State building from your expansive 10x10ft windows which bathe light on the expansive six-bed, seven-bath plus library home. 12.5ft finished ceilings complement solid oak flooring, with countertops made from fine Italian marble.
Price tags for the building’s other 104 condos range from $16.95 million to $82.5 million. Other features include a private restaurant, 75ft swimming pool, screening room/performance venue, and even a board room. Bad news, though! The crown jewel $95 million apartment has already been snapped up.
Our most recent story on the series Home by Do Ho Suh featured a silk art installation which recreated his first apartment building when he came to the U.S., located in Rhode Island. Within it, was a replica of his boyhood home in Korea (view that story here). His latest work for the Contemporary Austin again revisits a home of the artist, this time the interior of his apartment in New York City.
Suh again uses his work to ask us to contemplate issues such as private vs. public space, being removed from one’s cultural identity, and the way the pieces of our lives fit together. He has again chosen fine, light fabrics not only due to the ease of working with them, but also because of the way they represent the transparent, selective memories we often hold of our homes.
For more information on Suh’s installation, visit the Contemporary Austin, where it will be available for viewing through January 11, 2015.